78 episodes

Building a fulfilling career is hard. With so many people around us taking on different adventures that propel their careers in unexpected trajectories, is there a path a person can take that is going to increase their likelihood of success? Can I build a career creating content? What does it take to make the transition from information technology jobs to space? Can I start a start-up and not lose my sanity? Every week, Den sits down with folks from a range of industries, roles, and backgrounds to learn more about their career journey, lessons learned, and what it takes to reach new heights in your own work in the tech and tech-adjacent spaces.

The Work Item - A Podcast About Unconventional Career Advice Den Delimarsky

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Building a fulfilling career is hard. With so many people around us taking on different adventures that propel their careers in unexpected trajectories, is there a path a person can take that is going to increase their likelihood of success? Can I build a career creating content? What does it take to make the transition from information technology jobs to space? Can I start a start-up and not lose my sanity? Every week, Den sits down with folks from a range of industries, roles, and backgrounds to learn more about their career journey, lessons learned, and what it takes to reach new heights in your own work in the tech and tech-adjacent spaces.

    #71 - Going Solo As A Developer Educator, with Kent C. Dodds

    #71 - Going Solo As A Developer Educator, with Kent C. Dodds

    Kent C. Dodds is a developer, educator, community organizer, and above all, a person that is passionate about making the world a better place by giving as many folks as possible the opportunity to learn web development. I sat down with Kent to chat more about his career, what bootstrapped his interest in programming, and what his takeaways from building his path as an entrepreneur are. Just like me, you will quickly learn how his career is a testament to the power of passion, resilience, relentless pursuit of excellence, and most importantly - consistency.

    • 37 min
    #72 - Give People What They Came For, with Jerod Santo

    #72 - Give People What They Came For, with Jerod Santo

    Today I got the pleasure to chat with Jerod Santo, the Managing Editor at Changelog Media. Picture this – a podcast that not only uncovers the intricacies of Jerod's career but also shares some unconventional lessons learned from his work. From navigating the ever-evolving tech landscape to spearheading Changelog, Jerod brings a wealth of experience that transcends your typical engineer expectations and taps into the heart of what it means to build a sustainable developer community. In this candid conversation, discover the 'aha' moments, the challenges met head-on, and the behind-the-scenes tales that shaped Jerod's path. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just embarking on your tech adventure, join us for an episode that's not just an interview but a personal expedition through Jerod's experiences and the impact of his work on Changelog.

    • 40 min
    #73 - Put The Passion Aside And Go For The Market, with Rob Walling

    #73 - Put The Passion Aside And Go For The Market, with Rob Walling

    If you've ever listened to Startups For The Rest Of Us (which, by the way, is approaching seven hundred episodes), you might already be familiar with the energetic host of the show - entrepreneur, bootstrapper, and podcaster extraordinaire Rob Walling. Rob and I chat about his early days as an employee, the transition from the more traditional path of working for someone to starting his own business, building MicroConf, and how the trifecta of skill, hard work, and luck can help folks be on a more predictable path to success.

    • 44 min
    #74 - Books, Remote Work, and Q&A, with Adrienne Tacke

    #74 - Books, Remote Work, and Q&A, with Adrienne Tacke

    Welcome back to The Work Item. Today we're exploring the ins and outs of remote work, writing, and community engagement with a show veteran, Adrienne Tacke. I'm delighted to welcome Adrienne Tacke back to the show, especially considering that since our last recording we received quite a few follow-up questions. Just like last time, Adrienne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussion, especially when it comes to remote work culture. And today, we're adding a new twist: a dedicated Q&A segment where Adrienne will be addressing your burning questions directly.

    • 53 min
    #75 - From Pandemic Pastime To Real VC-Funded Startup, with David Khourshid

    #75 - From Pandemic Pastime To Real VC-Funded Startup, with David Khourshid

    In this episode of The Work Item, I had a conversation with David Khourshid, founder of Stately.AI. You might know him as @DavidKPiano on social media. Today, we’re breaking new ground around unconventional paths of building an engineering career, entrepreneurship, and leveraging your audience as the potential first customers for your product. And of course - we talk a bit more about state machines (David is also the developer behind XState) and lessons learned from launching and growing a startup in the midst of a pandemic.

    • 33 min
    #76 - Be OK Talking About Money, With Saron Yitbarek

    #76 - Be OK Talking About Money, With Saron Yitbarek

    One of the things that is a bit taboo to talk about, both in the tech industry and outside of it is money. People just aren’t comfortable discussing openly the hard decisions that go into things like seeking funding, investing money into things that save you time, and scaling your own abilities with the help of, you guessed it, cold, hard, cash. Saron Yitbarek, entrepreneur extraordinaire behind CodeNewbie and podcasts such as Command Line Heroes, generously accepted my invitation to chat and talk about all these things, and more. And of course, we talk about Saron’s latest project - Big Cash Money 2024, something for folks that want to max out their income beyond just their salary.

    • 47 min

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